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things were not going well, then today the news. of the countless people who , president obama talked about the inspirations that were set into motion and fulfilled on so many levels by nelson mandela, and how that inspiration needs to carry on well beyond today. here's the president. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal and made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> that last line there from president obama, he belongs to the ages, reminiscent of another famous quote, which was after president lincoln was declared dead, standing coming forward who reportedly said, "now he belongs to the ages." just one more sign of the significance of the passing of nelson mandela. nowhere perhaps more felt, though, then in his native south africa. president jacob zuma was the one to break the news this afternoon. let's listen in. freedom andled for healing.
. of the countless people who , president obama talked about the inspirations that were set into motion and fulfilled on so many levels by nelson mandela, and how that inspiration needs to carry on well beyond today. here's the president. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal and made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human
. president obama talked about income inequality. here is what he proposes. he calls for eased rules for union organizers, passage of a ,udget with stimulus spending expanded government programs for children, and new antidiscrimination laws. that is in the wall street journal this morning about what he was proposing. on the fast food workers -- this from the new york times business day section. but mary kay henry, the president of the service employees international union -- arguing against raising the minimum wage -- [video clip] it is a failure as an antipoverty program. most poor people don't work and are unaffected. are minimum-wage workers from families that earn multiple incomes. workers earnwage after minimum what -- more than minimum wage after one year on the job. of 2009, aboutlf 300,000 jobs were lost as the economy declined about 4% -- a big plunge. in the second half of the year, the economy grew rapidly. host: that was the chief economist for the national federation of independent businesses. they put out that video. the debate takes place here over income inequality. president o
there will not be hearing this news until they wake up, probably. you know, we have heard president obama talking about how significant the figure nelson mandela was in his growth and life and development as political leader. it's true for so many of our leaders in washington. tom sherwood covers d.c. politics for us and -- >> and we are interrupting d.c. politics because rita joe lewis is on the phone. she's a candidate for mayor. in 1990, miss lewis was the tour director for a 12-day tour for mandela. miss lewis, can you here me? >> caller: yes, i can, tom. >> what was it like on that not victory tour, but educational tour. what did you feel when you took part in that historic moment? >> caller: i will tell you my heart is full. it was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. to be able to be with someone with the values mandela had about inclusion for all people. it was so inspirational. >> what cities did you go to? >> caller: i was able to work with the democracy of south africa. we were able to pick up mr. mandela and his family. bring them into new york. >> were you able to go to the dedicat
the total for the entire month of october. president obama talked up the law's benefits in washington today, and brushed aside rising disapproval in public polls. >> more people without insurance have gained insurance, more than three million young americans who've been able to stay on their parents' plan, the more than half a million americans and counting who are poised to get coverage starting on january 1, some for the very first time. and it is these numbers, not the ones in any poll, that will ultimately determine the fate of this law. >> woodruff: republicans said the new numbers on enrollment are cold comfort to millions who've had their coverage canceled or face higher premiums. 9-1-1 phone calls from sandy hook elementary school, during last year's mass shooting, were made public today. the seven recordings revealed police dispatchers in newtown, connecticut, urging callers to take cover, even as gunfire echoed. 20 children and six educators were shot to death by 20-year- old adam lanza. a judge ordered the audio material released under the state's freedom of information law. the
're talking to their friends about obama care. >> word of mouth. >> and they mention to their neighbor hey, i just signed up for obama care. and that's how this starts to spread. >> that as how it works in movies sometimes. this thing's working. go see it. in this case, it's more important, life and death. >>> up next, president obama returns to a theme we'll probably hear often over the next three years of his presidency, economic justice and social justice. this is "hardball," the place for politics. we're going across america to let people try the deep sweep power brush by oral-b for the first time. wow. it's "wow," you know? wow. wow. that feels wow! [ male announcer ] oral-b deep sweep, featuring three cleaning zones with dynamic power bristles that reach deep between teeth to remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual brush. it seems like it gets more to areas of your mouth that you can't reach with a regular toothbrush. [ male announcer ] guaranteed "wow" with deep sweep from oral-b. #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide. >>> former vice president dick cheney has s
, things like we hate what president obama is for. they've got to start talking about it realistically. i was on a show where some republican said well, we're for making sure that people don't get disqualified for pre-existing conditions. we're for eliminating lifetime cap, et cetera, but they're not for the mandate. and i pointed out, you can't have the insurance reforms without putting healthy people in the pool. they should just check with their private insurance companies. they are the one whose say that's a disaster. so they have no proposal. they flounder when they try to explain what they're for. and eventually, that's going to sink in. >> you know what i find interesting, we were just talking about impeachment, and i was thinking, they're impeaching the president for delaying some of the implementation of obama kafrmt and then they attack him for pushing it out too early, the rollout of the exchange on october 1. wait a minute. is he guilty on both drebss, bad for bringing something on time and bringing something later? these guys should check with each other about their indictmen
next. lou: president obama with another candidate, criticizing fighters of his own economic policies. we take it up in the "chalk talk" joined by monica crowley and manufacture. i lou: the president railing against income inequality in america. >> we believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working american. that is why i ran for president. this includes decreasing mobility, which poses a fundamental threat to the american dream come our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe's. lou: lou: i hate to point it out to the president and the president has been in office for five years. for crying out loud. the economic failures are not that of george w. bush, they are not of bill clinton, they are of hits. yes, the obama record poses a fundamental threat to millions of americans and he's got that right. take a look under mr. obama. the income gap, four times faster has expanded four times faster than it did under president george bush. under president obama, 6.7 americans in the millions have fallen into poverty. the same
you talked about with president obama today >> well, we value extremely to the help that the u.s. has given us. it has been extremely useful. not because of the quantity because when you add up what colombia has given us versus what we have had to invest ourselves, it's a very small percentage. the quality of that help in terms of intelligence, of practical ways to be more if in for example the fight against drug trafficking has been very useful but that is the knowledge that we have already acquired and as i mentioned it's the knowledge that we are sharing with other countries and in a way what we are doing with the u.s. is lowering the costs and expanding and strengthening the results through you would say a proxy procedure whereby colombia is providing this help with the help of the u.s. and in that case you could make the resources much more efficient. >> is the u.s. going in the right direction by evolving from security aide to economic development help then what more should the u.s. be doing? >> you well i think yes it's going in the right direction but they should never ignore
of those lines. the state funeral the president talked about, you can expect president barack obama there, undoubtedly former president clinton, maybe one or former president bushs. there's going to be people from all around the world, all political stripes that the funeral. >> no doubt about it. we know of the series of events which are to come over the next week. they're elaborate. >> and the expectation is that the state funeral is not something that's a couple of hours as you say. it's going to last for days. one thing we'll be trying to figure out obviously after some time period, it's not the most important question to ask, but when does president barack obama go, when do other world leaders go? it's been described to us previously there will be a long mourning period and state funeral that extends over a long period where world leaders can come in and pay respects over time. this is something we're going to be seeing and hearing about his legacy several days to come. >> ed henry at the white house. the president is just a couple of minutes away if they're on schedule. the president
at >>> coming up on "consider this," president obama gives a talk on the economy. why is the man who helped get bin laden behind bars without much hope of getting out. the unique for animal rights, is the move to get chimpanzees personhood status going too far. >> should you think twice before going to a game? we will see you at the top of the hour. >> welcome back. here at the morseem, the work of journalists is chronicled and honored in a number you have visits including one which is a tribute to journalists who have fallen while pursuing their stories. one whose short life has inspired creative work, dan eldon who was raised in kenya. he was all of that, brave and bold and lost in a gruesome assault 20 years ago. then he was just 22. and then, eldon was a photo journalist documenting somalia as things spun out of control. on july 12th, 1993, filing a violent assault, protesters in the streets turned on dan and three colleagues working there. they were beaten and stoned to death. in the two deck it's a since that day, dan's mother, cathy, and his sister, set out to preserve the legacy of his
of emergency unemployment benefits. the president said when budget talks get going obama care will not be on the table because, he said, his plan is ending one of america's worst inequities, unequal access to health care. larry. >> thanks very much, steve handelsman. we appreciate it. i'm going to say it again with all due respect to mr. president, growing income inequality is not the greatest challenge of our time. we need strong economic growth. that's the biggest challenge. i need a rising tide to lift all boats and help all-americans without these class warfare divisions. so let's talk. joining us now is former chief economist for vice president biden, jared bernstein. he's at the center of budget and policies. jim pazakukas is with the american institute and cnbc. jimmy p., what about income inequality. there's a lot of studies out there and they show in the last 20 or 30 years that hasn't happened. that's not true. it's a bogus issue. >> i don't want to have study versus counter study. income inequality, the top 90% and 10% have increased. a lot of disputes about how hig
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, but globally and certainly here in the united states. president obama has talked often about nelson mandela. there are several members of congress who on more than one occasion have talked about mandela and the impact he has had not just on politics and life in south africa, but on politics around the world, even here in this country. a nobel peace prize winner. someone who the anti-apartheid movement here in the united states looked to when he was in prison in robin island and other places. his release in 1990 and going on to become the leader of south africa. lot of lessons to be learned from his life. i am waiting word not only from the white house, but the congress and their reaction to the deaths of nelson man -- mandela. >> you did some reporting on president obama's south african trip, where president obama was very mindful of mr. mandela's health. remind the viewers of what president obama did when he went to south africa several months ago? >> well, again, i wasn't on that trip, but there was oncern, some talk even then. nelson mandela was in failing health at that time. that perha
of course from the bible refused the eat the rich foods at the king's table. >> something we are talking about is obama care and it could be a winner with many religious groups but it is losing support because of the contraception part. >> we catholics who are among the pros when it comes to providing health care do it because of our conviction and now we are being asked to violate some of those. i think he went onto say catholics would want to support became obama care. >> they know the church invented the hospital. most people don't know that. it was invented by the christian church. the real issue is ask not what your government can do for your health, ask what you can do for your own health. the government is not going to make me healthy, i can make those healthy choices. >> have you felt yourself affected by obama care as all? >> it is not sufficient to solve our problems. they have to be exchanged in communities where they live. that is why the plan is the answer to our crisis. >> it is 40 day to a healthier life. in case you want to hold off. you can do the 40 days before january
at the age of 95. and just within the last half hour, president obama came out and talked about this world leader, this transformer, this human being, what he meant to america, what he meant to the world, what he meant to south africa, the impact he had and his legacy. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> guided by the hopes, not fears is also how the president described nelson mandela. said he drew inspiration from mandela. had a profound effect on his life. and i think you could see that in the statement that the president was giving tonight. nelson mandela passing away at the age of 95. i was also impressed by the comment of charlene hunter who told us we knew this was coming, but she still was shedding a tear tonight. the passing of someone of this tremendous world impact certainly is going to have a profound effect on many people. but she being close to the family even when it happens when you know it's going to happen, it has tha
of the architects of obama care. despite your differences on the law, apparently you are willing to talk the about it and willing to shoot down myths including which one tomorrow? >> we say we don't think there will be a doctor shortage. a lot of the impending shortage makes assumptions about today's productivity of physicians. there is every reason to believe resource use goes down including the amount of resources it takes to treat will be less because of technology. also doctors have become more productive. you can't make straight line assumptions from today. >> they have to be very productive. thank you. >> thanks. >> we just spoke about one of the president's most important health care promises. ahead we'll speak with one of the people who helped get president obama elected. how are the promises decided? bill burden is here live on "the kelly file." remember bill? stunning new polling next on america's place in the world. hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'
equality, fairness, resonates very much with obama care argument. this was not something you heard the president talk about in a folsom way during the campaign. >> is that true? i felt like this was one of the themes of the campaign. >> he gave that speech in kansas, in late 2011 he struck these themes. a lot of the conversation that took place in the campaign wasn't necessarily around this and certainly not around this issue with any great specificity. i think there's a lot of political upside with the president on this. he was at an event with administration officials and they think this is a winning issue. >> congressman, i want to talk to you about the political calculus here. as this conversation has become less a grassroots dialogue and more a mainstream conversation, which is to say we are talking about the minimum wage in a way that i am very happy to announce is not the way we've been talking about it, which is substantively and a belief change may happen in the coming months. what has the reaction been with republican colleagues in congress as this conversation has gone o
on "morning joe" we'll talk to chris matthews ahead of his interview with president obama. plus, pastor rick warren will be here for a special part one of a special two day appearance. and why the richest man on wall street is taking aim at apple. the new issue of "time" possible files karl icahn. and top stories in the politico playbook. but first bill karins. >> the east coast is warm but suffering in the heartland. this storm really like mid-winter, as cold as it gets and the snow and ice. it's a rough start to winter. let's show you first off what's happening yesterday. minnesota got nailed by this snowstorm. some areas around duluth three feet of snow. in colorado the mountains got it too and the temperatures -- it's minus 26 wind chill right now in denver. let me show you my airport concerns for today. again, the most impacts from this current storm will be felt later tonight and tomorrow in the deep south but denver, albuquerque, oklahoma city, dallas and atlanta all possible airport implications today but mostly late in the day. the cold air has made it down now to dallas. temperatur
at 1:15 p.m. patrick leahy of vermont talks about the obama administration's policies on human rights as well as future congressional action. he will appear at the second annual human rights. the event coincides with the 55th anniversary of the signing of the universal declaration of human rights. that was adopted by the u.n. general a summit on december 10, 1948. that event gets underway at 115 eastern on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> lives once again from pew charitable trusts here in washington as we await remarks, secretary lew. you will discuss implications of the dodd-frank financial regulations law. a couple of stories from "the associated press." a number of americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week, 20,000, to 298,000 nearly a six-year low. it shows companies are laying off fewer workers. applications have fallen in seven of the past eight weeks. a hopeful sign for job
. >> congressman mccall, thank you for bringing it to our attention and talking. >> new polling numbers showing that obama care dragging down the president on every topic across the board. will this signature legislation haunt his second term? . farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? yeah... try new alka seltzer fruit chews. they work fast on heartburn and taste awesome. these are good. told ya! i'm feeling better already. [ male announcer ] new alka seltzer fruits chews. enjoy the relief! medicare open enrollment. new alkof year again.ts chews. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the tim
if people are talking about you? >> it's not obama care so the administration does this and he's looking very press deshlg. he's meeting with the premiere of china, big deal for him. >> this is, i think, one of the most talked about stories that i've heard in a long time. so jeff bezos goes on 60 minutes and he has these drones and they'll drop packages with a new pair of shoes on the front doorstep and what's your social media reaction? >> it's very negative. three to one against. >> why? >> we did what we call symantec analysis. the word drone is not a positive connotation for two reasons. number one, the militaristic uses of the drone and number two, it feels very big brother and it feels a little forced, the night before cyber monday and the night before he's out talking about this and a lot of people felt like, well, he's pushing this, but we're not going to see it and it was a little creepy for some people. >> well, did you see this picture on twitter? i think it's been retweeted thousands of times. it's a mock attempted delivery slip. they checked off, drone resurgence and against
of things that many of us have been talking about and that we've had discussions about with others in his white house but frankly, he's not listening. >> we also want to get your thoughts on this, on what the obama administration is calling an enrollment surge. they are pleased that 29,000 people signed up for obama care in the first 48 hours since their november 30 relaunch. you balance that against the fact that 5.6 million have had their insurance canceled. >> the administration likes to say that they're transparent. but what is 29,000 enrollees really mean? we don't know. >> but even if they were enrollees from start to finish, they're paid and all paid up, is that a good number? >> again, i would say we don't know, greta. we don't know. we've had testimony in congress on capitol hill saying that the back, the backup of this program is not working. the back end. >> is it finished? do you know if it's even finished? >> we don't know. in fact we're hearing now temporary payment plan to insurance companies. imagine this. we don't have income verification systems in place. because the pre
. starting this morning, he is set to begin weekly appearances on a washington-based talk show to make nfl picks. >>> disgraced congressman anthony weiner. "new york daily news" says that weiner is in talks to host a radio show. >>> michelle obama had to do quick damage control after the newest addition to the family got out of control. >> sunny got so excited he knocked over a toddler. ashton gardner is fine. the first lady helped her up and gave her a hug. and sunny made nice. we'll learn more about the event later in the newscast. so glad she didn't cry. she handled it like a champ. >>> coming up, the original muscle car redefined. we'll show you the brand-new ford mustang. >>> plus, the secret inside victoria's secret. the way they treat men and women differently. >>> and the mystery of the big tipper. 5 grand here. 10 grand there. we now may know who is living the famous tips for jesus. mme >>> this morning, major fines are being leveled against eight financial firms including two giant american banks. citigroup and jpmorgan chase are among them for rigging interest rates. the comm
than the democrats. one of the things that president obama and the democrats have done is talking about the issues that matter to them. i think that's something we need to do. you don't think a lot about the solutions. the president talked a lot about it. identifying solutions and talking about them. it's pretty important for the party if we are going to try to address one of the top concerns of the generation. >> i will get you out of here with this one. one of the things i found interesting is despite the president's approval rating, harry reid and john boehner have larger disapproval ratings. harry reid at 59% and john boehner at 75%. the president 54. senator, to you and mr. grayson after that. is it fair to say that this age group is very much dis disenfranchised with the market? >> i think so absolutely. the numbers reflect general dissatisfaction with the way government is working right now or at least in the eyes of this generation. not working and looking for alternatives. it's not to say that the people who are currently in office can't be that alternative, but they have to sp
with bonus facial hair when we return. >>> president obama is now citing the pope in his push to talk about the income equality. what some are calling the best economic speech of his presidency ahead. >>> today, john boehner, speaker if you're seeing spots before your eyes... it's time... for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly brightens skin. and helps reduce the look of brown spots in just 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin. try it for a month. then go ahead and try to spot a spot. aveeno® positively radiant. naturally beautiful results. >>> today, john boehner, speaker of the least productive house of representatives in history took the floor to cast the blame elsewhere. >> to date, the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. the senate, the president, continue to stand in the way of the people's priorities. when will they start listening to the american people? >> job trying to shift the blame to the senate. but the reality is t
, republicans want to talk about obama care, they want to talk about other issues. they think they can beat up on obama and the democrats and don't want to get bogged down by shutdowns and debt limit fights. there's no reason to think stocks are too high because washington's going to kill everything. >> and maybe it was set so low because it was on the floor. >> you can't go much lower than they are. they can clear the bar for expectations which is no shut down. and maybe get the approval ratings in the 10% range, double digits at some point. >> one of the things we've been watching is what the fed's going to do next. how much do you think the fed has been responsible for this. and if the tapering begins, is that really something that takes the steam out of the market? not if it's just based on valuations like you've been talking. >> i have not been of the view that fed-driven liquidity is the sole support under the market. we touched on it a few minutes ago, there are many traditional fundamental supports, not least being simple gdp growth. and the base from which we came classic epic market
:15 eastern today here on c-span2, senate judiciary committee chair patrick leahy from vermont to talk about the obama administration's policy on human rights as was future congressional action. he will appear at the second annual human rights summit hosted by the group human rights first. >> friday on c-span "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 730 am eastern. >> all with your calls and comments live on c-span. >> as you walk in the our tables out in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the country. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns, the government is doing this and obama is doing that and obamacare's table. so those with the kind i wanted to talk to because those with guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said -- i said i'm an academic. i'm research and funding research on these organizations t,these ideas and trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, so to ask questions but an
it at funerals. there is a lack of awareness of where you are, appropriateness. >> that's why trying to talk to kids about anti-bullying campaigns, this is what they are up against. they are less aware of the suffering of others. >> put down the phone and open your heart. >> president obama has been coming out on the offensive on obama care this week saying, forget the critics. we'll tell you about things that work. he stands in front of 19 people yesterday. he talks repeatedly about the people and says out loud to my republican critics who pronounce obama care a failure, i advise them to check with the people here today and the people they represent whose lives have been changed for the better by the affordable care act. he didn't say who they were. the white house didn't release their nails or bios. when pressed for the names, a spokesman for the white house said, you are not getting them. >> mm-hmm. >> why not? >> they are political props, not people. it's about saying these people have been helped by what i have done. it doesn't matter. he could have filled the stage with tons of people
him, all benefited from obama cars. this is all about props and talk and her is the thrust of what i'm concerned about, the country is, the defenders of the president's attitude, which, we know better than you do. we are -- first of all we know better than you do. you can't be trusted and we're serving the larger good and this is -- we have a right to lie to you for that reason. >> i think you're just being aharter. >> i'm not a hater. >> thank you very much. >> i'm a liberal. >> all right. now to ed henry at the white house. and what it is saying. edward? >> good to see you, jay carney was not asked about this specifically at the briefing but i can tell you that they previously talked about how secretary sebelius had been at the white house many times, group meetings, whether it's a cabinet meeting, the president with the chief of staff and kathleen sebelius. obviously they're going to get more scrutiny how closely she worked with the president before the crisis, and also as you were just discussing, hough they tried to dig out of it. interesting, as they try to dig out of it, one t
, even though the obama administration had talked about how much al-qaeda had been dismantled since the death of bin lad en, do americans need to worry now that al-qaeda does seem to be gaining ground in the middle east? >> i think the americans ought to be very concerned about the increasing capability. while the u.s. government has started to parse their words, saying we only met core al-qaeda in pakistan and afghanistan, the fact is that the franchisees, the smaller groups of al-qaeda represent a clear and present danger not only to the countries and governments in the middle east but also that of the united states. >> general, thank you. >> commuter trains will roll again today on a normal schedule past the reopened stop in the bronx, the scene of sunday's fatal derailment in new york city. the train to derailed featured a system that can warn the engineer of a potential accident and apply the brakes, but the system was not in the front cab where william rockefeller was at the controls. it was installed in the locomotive, which was pushing the train from the back. >> highly radi
this is a distraction from the real issue, which is the failure of obama care. the president would rather be talking about moral issues than the flawed rollout of his health care website. >> republicans must know or feel this issue is not good for them? >> i think it's more subtle. the president is trying to take the health care law and put it in the larger argument for what he wants to get done. it's a legacy item, a priority. the republicans are content to criticize the president on more americans being on food stamps. the question is what do you do about it? that's where the gap is fundamentally in washington today. >> i was trying to get the hash tag do better going. i would argue republicans have a big interest in this. cultivating business and job production here is much an agenda item on their platform as it is for democrats. >> it is. there's an interesting question. what is the republican agenda for poverty and inequality. this republican will cite people like teddy roosevelt. especially when it comes from the economy, from a different progressive era, 100 years ago. what's interesting is w
, and the story raised, benghazi health care, there is really no reason to talk about the cover-up, benghazi, but they will keep talking about it. these right wing stories will continue ad nauseum, because that is what they're going to think. >> if it were the case, that obama care just capriciously denied a toddler health care, and there is that old adage, winston churchhill, about a lie getting spread all over the world. >> and the story was already debunked before it appeared on "hannity." and fox pushed this other story within the last few days about a cancer survivor who was going to not have insurance, and just basically die if he -- you know, the cancer came back. and they had him on, and an insurance broker got in touch with him off the air and said wow, you still have insurance. you didn't get cancelled. again, that story did not hold up. fox has not addressed that issue. >> there is something kind of sick about it. these are actual people lying. people are defending these stories, i don't begrudge them anything. but to sort of manipulate people this way, scaring people as we are tr
? the proof is in the pop. >>> president obama is now citing the pope in his push to talk about the income equality. what some are calling the best economic speech of his presidency ahead. >>> today, john boehner, speaker of the least productive house of representatives in history took the floor to cast the blame elsewhere. >> to date, the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. the senate, the president, continue to stand in the way of the people's priorities. when will they start listening to the american people? >> trying to shift the blame to the senate. but the reality is there are a number of bills that american people say they support. bills that would almost certainly have a majority support in the house if they were just brought to the floor for a vote now. there was, however, a promising sign out of john boehner's office, news he hired becky talent, a former mccain staffer who worked on the last immigration push. in response, boehner was savaged. they talked about what they can do if they really listen to the american pe
" with jake tapper starts now. >>> happy repeal day! take it easy, obama care fans and foes. i'm talking about repealing prohibition. it ended 80 years ago this hour. cheers! i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." >>> the world lead. it's the city where terrorists attacked and killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans more than a year ago. today, another u.s. citizen has been slain in benghazi, libya. who was ronald thomas smith ii? can his family expect justice? >>> the national lead. with his son's suicide, this has been the worst year of pastor rick warren's life but he has relied on his faith to get through it. pastor warren joins us live to share his theory that faith can lighten the burden not only on your soul but on your health. >>> and the politics lead. how to talk to a woman. no, it's not a book full of cheesy pick-up lines. it's a crash course for the men of the republican party. they are getting tips on communicating with female voters. lesson one, lose the idiotic remarks about rape. good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. we begin with the world
. there is no way to talk around it the other thing that the obama administration the white house is pushing is the success of the exchanges because they got 30,000 people supposedly enrolled. let's assume it's enrolled. they aren't enrolled. >> no ones that paid premiums? >> exactly. shopping and semienrolled. aspirationally enrolled let's put it that way. in two days. you do the math on that and continue that enrollment up until the deadline of the 23rd of december, you come out with a number, which means that of the a million people who have lost insurance, 6% will have it restored. all the rest will not have it. and that's without adding a single person who never had insurance in the first place. it is a disaster with the numbers that the white house is touting. >> another democrat, holding town halls in west virginia, senator joe manchin talking about what he he wants, a delay. >> transitional year and see if we with k. make these things work. if we best and we can't bit off more than we can chew. get back to what we can agree on. pretty common sense in west virginia how do you things.
were very similar. president obama just came off a brutal fight with republicans over the debt ceiling. he faced reelection in the year and he was doing something to jack up his own approval and to also talk about what his presidency was about and to put some firmness behind that. he's doing that again and he's had a rough six weeks over the obama care website. he's trying to reframe this debate as they head into the midterm elections to be broader than just obama care, democrats realize that if this is about obama care in the mid-term elections it's not a good issue for them and even though we see positive things going on, they want things to be about more than that. for some, this is a signal about getting his mojo back. >> the president's economic policies improve government reliance rather than economic mobility and rather than tackling income inequality by lifting people up, he's been fixated on taxing some down. >> why do you think republicans seem so fixated on the government reliance narrative and this tax and spend. this tax and spend phrase that they of the to use over and ov
and the person who really does crystallize that is ted cruz. he's almost like a talk radio host and has the same about rush limbaugh. defending remarks about president obama. get your reaction. >> his promise if you like your plan you can keep it was demonstrated to be false. he told insurance companies we will ignore that part of the law for one year. a president under a constitutional system doesn't have the ability to pick and choose which to follow and that's the same pattern you see in society. >> because the president misspoke on two million people who have private place insurance. fidel castro. >> let's look at the messenger. ted cruz said he was not against the government shut down when he was. the more he had the fancy sound bytes, when it am cans to the electoral campaign, he will get crushed. he had so much material out there, he cannot solidify who he is. the other thing when you talk about the aca and the republican party being against it, you look at the damage they are doing for california. it is succeeding. this created a fake website where he did you bunked the opportunity for c
those talks. >>> the white house in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. 70,000 visitors expected the next two weeks and treated to two life sized replicas of the family's portuguese waterdogs made out of black satin ribbons. have you heard about the latest white house scandal? one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday and knocking over that little lovely, adorable 2-year-old girl from alabama. we have photos of the incident. coming up here, this is before the crime in question. we have another picture here showing you, there they are. they look friendly here. >> can we have the other photo? >> there it is! crime scene photo right there. >> poor little girl. finally that is my favorite photo. >> she gets a paper rose there from the first lady. >> she is fine. >> you never know how that affects a little girl over time. >> i'm sure she will remember the hug and the dog and be okay. >>> coming up -- >> we legally have to say trontstront toronto's crack smoking mayor. >> may not have told everything. the exclusive allegat
americans back to work is to fix the economy. and we talked about obamacare. he said that he is willing to look at a plan to extend unemployment benefits if the president presents one -- if president obama shows him one, but he said the president has the focus. >> the president is more focused on inkoreaing reliance on programs than creating better jobs. republicans continue to focus on strengthening the economy for middle class citizens. >> a fundamental difference there. republicans saying there are other ways to help americans, democrats pushing for the extension while trying to work on broader economic issues. >> libby casey thank you. >>> tomorrow the labor department releases the jobs numbers for november. >>> some fast-food workers are on the picket line instead of working today. strikes are taking place in in about a hundred cities. the dedemand, higher pay. tonya mosley shares the story of a 35-year-old mother of three raising her family on $9.31 an hour. >> it's 2:00 and mya molina's five-hour shift at kfc is over. she is off to pick up her youngest son from day care before he
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that we'll broaden the appeal of our party, frankly, is to talk about how conservative solutions are the answer. because, what we have seen now is big government at work by the obama administration. and we have seen an committee that is lackluster at best and president that even today has been out there talking about how poorlily the committee has performed under his watch. >> leader cantor, nice to see you, sir. thank you. >> thank you. >> new information tonight that is going to rattle the president and has to do with the young and the healthy. the ones the president needs to fund obamacare. do they like obamacare? and do they still like the president? that's next. hey kevin...still eating chalk for heartburn? yeah... try new alka seltzer fruit chews. they work fast on heartburn and taste awesome. these are good. told ya! i'm feeling better already. [ male announcer ] new alka seltzer fruits chews. enjoy the relief! [ male announcer ] new alka seltzer fruits chews. so i can reach ally bank 24/7, but there ar24/7.branches? i'm sorry, i'm just really reluctant to try new things.
to the fact you were seeing the government shutdown this fall, the problems with the rollout of obama care. there was this sense that the government is not getting its act together and it's a headwind to growth. but i think in another sense, you talk about the stock market being up. you have to remember that the top quarter of americans, the top 20%, 25% of americans, own 75% of the stocks. so sure, you feel that stock market ticking up if you're wealthy, but if you don't own a lot of stocks or you don't own a home in a strong -- >> you feel nothing. >> you're not really feeling that wealth effect. >> what about these -- we have been talking about these protests today by fast food workers. and the union, the community organizers. they want the minimum wage to more than double. they want it at $15 an hour. when you look at the pay gap, the president talked about that. we'll play some of that in a minute. it's been widening since the '70s. when you look at this, let me explain, see the blue swiggaly line on the top? that represents the top 1%. their income, to your point, has been growing qu
takes us. and what worries me about obama is we are not going to deal with inincome ine quiltty and mobility unless we take the economy. >> let's take talk about these mixed signs on the disney. consumer confidence is down. but on the other hand, it looks like private sector hiring is up. we have numbers that came out today, fairly positive. on the other hand -- we had home sales going up 25% in october. on the other hand, holiday retail sales have been weak. so, dan, the economy, something or has it really just started to turn around? >> the numbers, it could be a statistical blip, but in general, in general, compared to europe, we are doing okay. we are having two % growth or so averaging out over, you know, several quarters. now, with that being said, we used to have 3% average growth. so we are suffering compared to our normal pattern, and i agree with david, if this was a normal business cycle, we would have nine to 11 more jobs perhaps. but where we disagree again is: how do you get those jobs? and i think bush, i mean obama, like bush, is making the mistake of going with
this is what president obama called the defining challenge of our time in this economics talk yesterday. the fact is, the restaurant industry noted that the majority of the jobs our economy is creating are in these low payment fields like restaurant and retail. these aren't team jobs if they ever were. now tens of millions of adult americans spend their time cycling through these careers, these jobs. at $9 an hour, they're not sustainable. so what the fast food workers are calling for is a raise in pay and sit down with the industry for negotiationing a plan to transition to a higher wage, a higher productivity business model. >> how does the industry afford it? at the end of the day, higher wages is going to mean -- i mean, it's going to feed through and we're going to get higher cost of food, aren't we? >> so the road map for how to do this is what's happened with other similar industries in the u.s. in the big cities, they've been given more money through a similar model. there is a huge amount of revenue in the restaurant industry, but it's being skimmed off on the corporate chains.
. but getting back to president obama, it's almost a full year, jon, into his re-election and you've been talking about how difficult his presidency has been, specifically over the past year. if you compare it to recent presidents before him, their approval rating at this very same time, president clinton and reagan both doing far better than president obama at this time. george w. bush was slightly lower at 37%. but this is the same president who it seemed could do no wrong when he was re-elected. ari often reminds me that in politics things can move very slow and they can also move very fast. >> only ari knows that? oh. >> and former white house adviser spoke to this on this week last week wanting it to move quickly. let's take a listen. >> people trust this president. i think there's been numbers all over the place. i'm confident in a few months from now those trust numbers are going to come up. i think his approval number will come up. >> that's obviously what every democrat wants. jon, it seems like this is a year the administration is wanting to put behind them very quickly. >> yeah
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